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*Update- Suspect Arrested* Delaware State Police Investigating Carjacking at Wawa- New Castle


Date Posted: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

New Castle– The Delaware State Police have arrested 20-year-old Saul Rivera-Montalvo of Wilmington, for robbery and related charges following a carjacking and other criminal offenses.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:03 a.m., June 15, 2021, in the parking lot of Wawa, located at 4000 North Dupont Highway, New Castle. The 52-year-old male victim parked his 2012 Nissan Altima and exited the vehicle in attempt to retrieve an item from the rear seat. The victim was approached by an unknown suspect who displayed a knife and demanded the keys to his vehicle. The victim complied and the suspect fled in the stolen car. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

On June 21, 2021, the suspect, Saul Rivera-Montalvo was observed operating the stolen Nissan Altima. Troopers initiated a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle, but the suspect fled, and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit was terminated due to reckless driving and concern for public safety.

On June 24, 2021, Saul was identified as a suspect in the theft of a Mazda CX-9 from the Christiana Mall. On June 25, 2021, troopers located the suspect operating the stolen Mazda and were involved in a second vehicle pursuit. This pursuit again was terminated due to reckless driving and public safety.

On June 28, 2021, Wilmington Police Department located the stolen Mazda parked with Saul occupying same. Wilmington PD was able to apprehend Saul and take him into custody without incident.

Saul was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony) – 2 count
  • Numerous Traffic Violations

Saul was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $55,100 cash bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Kirchenbauer of the Troop 2 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell

Released: 063021 1531

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